How can I clean up the tray in Windows Vista?

Myke46 October 10, 2010

How can I remove obsolete items from the tray on a Windows Vista Basic 32-bit operating system? I would like to completely delete the entries, not just the icon.

  1. Josh Fox
    October 12, 2010 at 1:01 am

    They can be disabled through MSCONFIG's Startup tab. Just click on the application menu, type "msconfig" in the search bar, open it, go to "Startup" and uncheck anything that's not used or you don't need to be opened right at startup.

    EDIT: If you would like to also speed up your boot time at the same time, you might want to take a look at this previous question that also concerned cleaning the startup (and system tray).


  2. Anonymous
    October 10, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Windows System Tray Cleanup Tool
    You can either terminate the program, remove the program from your startup or simply uninstall the tray application